Jernej Županič (1982) holds degrees in philosophy and comparative literature, and works as a translator and proofreader. He has translated such authors as Jonathan Franzen, David F. Wallace, Taiye Selasi, Dave Eggers, Lydia Davis, and C.D. Wright. His translations of the latter three brought him the Radojka Vrančič Award for best young literary translator. In 2016, he published a collection of poems titled Tatar, which was shortlisted for the Best Debut Award of the Slovenian Book Fair in 2017 and the Jenko Award for best poetry collection in 2018. His first novel, Mammoths (Mamuti), appeared in 2018, and his second novel, Behemoth (Behemot), is published in Autumn 2019.